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On 1/9/2020 at 12:53 PM, LBC2HTX said:

It's not. The article is a piece on the office project on San Felipe between Arabella and Target. Only the bolded tidbit is in reference to The Allen. 

 

In any case, a pet-peeve of mine is when people to refer to Uptown as "The Galleria" (not that you did). The Galleria is a mall, not a district, much less one that extends to the other side of 610. 

 

uptown is a TIRZ. it was created in 1999.

 

the Galleria area is what it was called before the TIRZ existed, and I call it the Galleria area, but I know where someone is talking about when they say Uptown. 

 

there's really no reason you should be peeved by the colloquial names used for an area. if anything you should be peeved that someone's taxes went to some marketing department so they could spend it on a renaming convention. when someone calls it the Galleria area all it shows is that someone has lived in Houston for more than 20 years. 

 

As another example, I grew up in Alief, it will always be Alief, it will never be the International District, but I'll still know what you mean if you call it the International District.

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21 hours ago, samagon said:

the Galleria area is what it was called before the TIRZ existed, and I call it the Galleria area, but I know where someone is talking about when they say Uptown. 

 

And before it was called the Galleria Area, it was called the Magic Circle.

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On 1/13/2020 at 12:27 PM, samagon said:

 

uptown is a TIRZ. it was created in 1999.

 

the Galleria area is what it was called before the TIRZ existed, and I call it the Galleria area, but I know where someone is talking about when they say Uptown. 

 

there's really no reason you should be peeved by the colloquial names used for an area. if anything you should be peeved that someone's taxes went to some marketing department so they could spend it on a renaming convention. when someone calls it the Galleria area all it shows is that someone has lived in Houston for more than 20 years. 

 

As another example, I grew up in Alief, it will always be Alief, it will never be the International District, but I'll still know what you mean if you call it the International District.

 

Before the Galleria area was Uptown, "Uptown" was the area around Main and Holcombe, which was a rapidly growing part of the city.  There was kind of a line along Main St:  Downtown, Midtown and then Uptown.  

 

 

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On 1/14/2020 at 10:05 AM, cspwal said:

My grandmother told me stories about going dove hunting as a kid out on Westheimer where they eventually built the Galleria

One of the first people I met in Houston was Jay Hollyfield (of the Hollyfield Laundry/real estate family) who grew up on Westheimer. Their house was located where Sakowitz was built.
At that time, Westheimer was a dirt road west of Post Oak. Imagine that.

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  • Highrise Tower changed the title to The Allen: Allen Pkwy/Gillette Mixed-Use 6 Acres

Has anyone found the height for this one? I'm hoping it gets in the 500 foot range as a grand hotel lobby floor plus for-sale condos tend to have higher ceiling heights than rentals. The AIG tower needs a tall companion.

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